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History of CHSA

The Construction History Society of America (CHSA) was organized in May of 2007 as a branch of the Construction History Society (CHS) based in the United Kingdom.


Since its inception, CHSA has hosted six Biennial meetings:  Atlanta (2008), Philadelphia (2010), Boston (2012), Minneapolis (2014), Austin (2016) and College Park, MD (2018).  As a group, we believe that a yearly meeting is important, and have arranged meetings on our off-year to explore topics and collaborate with other organizations.

Our members share a passion for examining how our existing structures were planned, designed and built, with the purpose of using this knowledge to better preserve what we have and to guide us in determining future directions. The United States branch of the Construction History Society is a distinct entity catering to the historical studies and interest of its members here in the Americas.  Membership in the US branch includes full benefits in CHS at large, including receipt of the Society's journal and links to scholars in the field worldwide.


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